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Medical marijuana bill passes in Florida Legislature

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The bill means big changes for patients, doctors, and growers The medical marijuana industry officially has its guidelines with the passage of a bill out of the Florida Legislature on the last day of a three-day special session. The votes were 29-6 in the Senate and 103-9 in the House. The few no votes were mostly Democrats who wanted fewer …

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New York veterans push for medical marijuana to treat PTSD

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Albany Bob Becker still has his reservations about marijuana usage. But when it comes to post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition many of his fellow veterans live with , his views on medical marijuana have shifted. "I have some of my friends that deal with (PTSD)," said Becker, the legislative director of the state Council of Veterans Organizations . "… I …

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Medical marijuana dispensaries, patients wait through delays

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AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz Jari Sugano, center, who needs medical marijuana for her 8-year-old daughter who has a severe form of epilepsy, talks to patients, dispensary employees and members of the media Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Honolulu. Medical marijuana dispensaries are beginning to open in Hawaii, but theyâre not allowed to sell their products because the state has not yet …

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Florida lawmakers poised to pass medical marijuana compromise

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Friday, June 9, 2017 House and Senate leaders might be divided on issues that forced them to return to the Capitol this week, but they’re in agreement about pot. Legislation to carry out a voter-approved constitutional amendment broadly legalizing medical marijuana is on the fast track, after Gov. Rick Scott added the issue to a three-day special session focused on …

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Florida court: Medical marijuana investor information is public record

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TALLAHASSEE Information about investors and partners in medical-marijuana businesses is not a trade secret and should be disclosed under Florida’s public-records law, an appeals court ruled Friday. A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal rejected arguments by Surterra Florida LLC, Alpha Foliage Inc. and Redland Nursery Inc. that information identifying investors and partners — submitted as part …

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Judges hostile to medical marijuana, attorney says

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The state Supreme Court refused to hear appeals of a medical-marijuana cooperative grower and a dispensary owner. Attorney Bruce Block, who has waged a seven-year court battle on behalf of a client with a cooperative grow in Grand Rapids, says some judges cannot accept legalization of marijuana for medical purposes. "There has been this inherent hostility …

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DCP Commissioner Approves Three More Conditions for Medical Marijuana

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The addition of three more conditions to Connecticut’s medical marijuana program cleared another hurdle Friday. Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull announced in a statement Friday that she would follow the Medical Marijuana Program Board of Physicians’ recommendation to add the three conditions: hydrocephalus with intractable headaches, intractable migraines, and trigeminal neuralgia. Seagull told the Courant Thursday that she would …

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Tallahassee Will Probably Ban Smoking Medical Marijuana Today

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When Florida overwhelmingly voted to approve medical marijuana last November, it’s a fair bet most of the millions of voters who checked yes on Amendment 2 imagined a future in which sick patients would be free to roll up a joint to smoke away their pain in peace. Tallahassee isn’t interested in that particular future, though. After spending months trying …